Injury woes as Stormers head to Europe
SQAUD ANNOUNCEMENT: A 28-man Stormers touring squad leaves Cape Town on Monday for a two-match trip which will see them take on Glasgow Warriors and London Irish.
The squad will arrive in Glasgow on Wednesday ahead of their United Rugby Championship match against Glasgow Warriors on Sunday.
The following Sunday they will take on London Irish in a return Champions Cup clash, before returning to Cape Town to prepare to face Clermont Auvergne at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, January 21.
Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu and Stefan Ungerer will both be part of the group having recovered from injury, while Imad Khan and Simon Miller are on their first tour and in line to make their Stormers debut.
Stormers coach John Dobson said that this two-week tour will be a real test for the depth of the squad.
“We have two tough games in conditions vastly different to what we have experienced at home in the last month, so this will be a real test for us.
“There are some experienced players missing through injury, but we are excited to see what the players coming in can offer and looking forward to the chance for the squad as a whole to grow and learn on tour together,” he said.
Players unavailable due to injury includes Jean Luc du Plessis, Herschel Jantjies, Alapati Leuia, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Salmaan Moerat, Ruhan Nel, Siybonga Ntubeni, Gary Porter, Evan Roos, Seabelo Senatla, Adre Smith, Ernst van Rhyn, Nama Xaba.
Stormers tour squad:
Forwards: Hacjivah Dayimani, Ben-Jason Dixon, Joseph Dweba, Willie Engelbrecht, Connor Evans, Neethling Fouche, Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Steven Kitshoff, JJ Kotze, Simon Miller, Marvin Orie, Junior Pokomela, Sazi Sandi, Marcel Theunissen, Andre-Hugo Venter, Ali Vermaak.
Backs: Clayton Blommetjies, Angelo Davids, Paul de Wet, Dan du Plessis, Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu, Suleiman Hartzenberg, Imad Khan, Manie Libbok, Stefan Ungerer, Damian Willemse, Leolin Zas.